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Tomato Plants - Determinate, Indeterminate and VFFNTA

Tomato Plants - Determinate, Indeterminate and VFFNTA

Choosing tomato plants isn’t necessarily tricky. Still, most people only think of two things when they consider purchasing tomato plants for their home garden. They ask themselves what size (regular or cherry)? Next, they decide how many plants to buy and that’s it. There are a couple of other factors that may guide you in how to decide what tomato plant varieties to choose.

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Control Colorado Potato Beetle with a Mix of Strategies

Control Colorado Potato Beetle with a Mix of Strategies

The Colorado potato beetle has become resistant to a number of commercial pesticides. Fortunately, there are physical, horticultural, and biological controls to choose from. Most likely, a mix of strategies will be most effective.

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Thinning Vegetable Seedlings

Thinning Vegetable Seedlings

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All of your seed planting efforts have come to fruition and you are finally witnessing your success as little seedlings pop through the soil and reach for the sky. They’re tiny things and still so fragile. You hover over them as if they were toddlers and with watering can in hand, whisper good morning as you gently shower them.

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Bacillus thuringiensis: A Natural and Safe Microbial Pesticide

Bacillus thuringiensis: A Natural and Safe Microbial Pesticide

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In addition to being a convenient way to control pests, Bt is also a good way to maintain the natural equilibrium of the ecosystem in your garden.

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12 Natural Bee Sting Remedies

12 Natural Bee Sting Remedies

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These natural bee sting treatments will help remove the itching, swelling, and pain associated with bee stings. Try one the next time you get stung and let us know what works for you.

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Bringing Back the Bees

Bringing Back the Bees

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Have your dreams of growing bucket loads of your own juicy fruits and vegetables ever been dashed during seasons in which your plants and trees bore almost no fruit? If you’ve watered, weeded...

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Video: How to Make Compost Tea

Video: How to Make Compost Tea

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Patti Moreno, the Garden Girl, and Mark Highland, from Organic Mechanic Soil, whip up a batch of compost tea for Patti's indoor garden.

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Buying Produce at Farmers Markets

Buying Produce at Farmer's Markets

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I love farmer’s markets. There’s something so authentic and Old World about them. While I’m loitering around at one, I can’t think of any other place I’d rather be and I’d like to give you some great reasons to loiter around at one, too.

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Video: May Square Foot Gardening Tips with Mel and Patti

Video: May Square Foot Gardening Tips with Mel and Patti

It's been gloomy and gray on the East Coast, but the rain has brought my garden alive!

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Suburban Backyard Chickens

Suburban Backyard Chickens

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One can only have so many animals in a suburban backyard and suburbia isn’t overly conducive to farm animals…or is it?

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The White House Garden in April

The White House Garden in April

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What does the White House vegetable look like a month after the groundbreaking?

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QUESTION: What plants and flowers attract hummingbirds?

QUESTION: What plants and flowers attract hummingbirds?

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what plants and flowers attract hummingbirds?

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Video: A Simple and Easy Compost Bin

Video: A Simple and Easy Compost Bin

Here is an easy and inexpensive way to make a compost bin.

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Protect Your Garden from Woodchucks

Protect Your Garden from Woodchucks

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Woodchucks, also known as groundhogs, are common suburban mammals that can chomp your plants to shreds. In this article, a wildlife biologist describes the habits of the beast and reviews the options for keeping your garden safe.

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Managing Weeds with a Light Touch (Part 1 of 2)

Managing Weeds with a Light Touch (Part 1 of 2)

Some weeds are actually good for gardens. Before you declare an all-out war on weeds, learn more about them and direct your efforts appropriately.

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Managing Weeds with a Light Touch (Part 2 of 2)

Managing Weeds with a Light Touch (Part 2 of 2)

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Gardeners often dread the drudgery of weeding, but if you establish realistic weed tolerance levels and implement a few strategies, you can have a reasonably weed-free vegetable patch without a ton of work.

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Organic Chemistry on the White House Lawn?

Organic Chemistry on the White House Lawn?

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Nobody lobbies me about how I grow my garden, but then again, I'm not part of the power elite.

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Keeping Rabbits Out of the Kitchen Garden

Keeping Rabbits Out of the Kitchen Garden

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Rabbits, be they jackrabbits or cottontails, can devastate your vegetable garden. Here's how to keep rabbits out of your vegetable garden without doing them harm.

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Attract Beneficial Insects to Your Garden

Attract Beneficial Insects to Your Garden

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Get acquainted with the good bugs and lure them to your garden by planting flowers they like. It's a green way to keep your vegetables healthy.

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Raising Animals as Gardening Allies

Raising Animals as Gardening Allies

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Chickens, ducks, and rabbits can add a lot to a kitchen garden. If you build them a decent shelter and take good care of them, they will reward you in many ways.

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